Tag Archives: Gratitude

ARRIVEDERCI EUROPE

It’s been an absorbing and revitalizing two months. I apologize for the silence and beg your forgiveness. No excuses, simply cocooning. November in Sicily was spectacular. The island is like a country all its own. I liken Sicily to an … Continue reading

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MINFUL or MIND-FULL

France, Friendship, GRATITUDE, Impatience, Mindfulness retreat, Plumb Village, Plumb Village, Tich Nhat Hahn, Working Meditation · August 21, 2015 At Plum Village the retreatants are divided into families. We gather in a circle for dinner and offer thoughts or concerns in what is formally known as Darmha … Continue reading

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FORGETTING TO REMEMBER

“The Camino whispers to your heart, gently reminding you of what you once knew made you happy.” ~ Shauna Marie MacDonald   One of the many gifts the Camino provides, is the ability to be in the present moment. When focus … Continue reading

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ARRIVAL IN SANTIAGO Day 40

My plan to reach Santiago on Sunday has been foiled. I neglected to consider one tiny-tiny detail, it’s Saturday on the Camino and all the Albergue, Pensions & Hotels are booked. Seems the other 2000 pilgrims on the Camino, learned … Continue reading

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 GRATITUDE GROWS DAY 8-9-10-11-12

So much to share of the previous five days.  I’ve experienced physical, mental and spiritual blisters. With it, an abundance of Gtatitude has flourished around and through me.  On the lighter side, I’ve been ordered to rest in a hotel … Continue reading

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LAST MINUTE SCRAMBLE

I’ve been training and organizing last minute details, here in Barcelona. I’ll head to France Saturday morning. A 4 hour train will deposit me in Pamplona. I’ll transfer to a bus which will whisk me off to St. John Pied de Port, … Continue reading

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TESTING GRATITUDE

It was a frantic Easter weekend preparing my home, luggage and life for a year overseas. April 6th: Easter Monday was D-Day. My original KLM departure was cancelled, I was rebooked on an Air Canada flight. Brimming with Gratitude, Barcelona … Continue reading

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Walk With Me – Reason #1

This video by David Faddis, conveys, through music and visual expression, why I’m walking The Camino. Music: “We Don’t Eat” – James Vincent McMorrow (2010)

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SOUL RESISTANCE-WalkWithMe

My WalkWithMe journey has morphed into a 12 month rendezvous with Gratitude and walking. As you can imagine, I have more than enough to keep me in a frenzied state: Endless lists and suggestions on what to take, what to leave, … Continue reading

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A TRICKLE OF FEAR

Now that I’ve made this declaration to walk the Camino de Santiago, I’m being tested on my commitment. Last night, I woke to my heart skipping in my chest. Not the skip you feel when Matthew McConaughey removes his shirt: … Continue reading

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CHANGE IS IN THE AIR

Have you ever had the feeling life is on the verge of transformation? I’m in that fuzzy place between a comfortable existence and an unquenchable thirst to walk the 780 km pilgrimage from France to Spain: The Camino de Santiago Trail. … Continue reading

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IT ALL STARTS HERE ~ Day 20

IT ALL STARTS HERE ~ Day 20 For close to 3 weeks, we have been Cultivating Gratitude for the sweetness of our lives, our family, friends, inspirational teachers, pets, co-workers, (interesting how pets came before co-workers) as well as the … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE YOUR BLESSINGS ~ Day ~ 19

CELEBRATE YOUR BLESSINGS ~ Day ~ 19 What does Celebrating Your Blessings look like to you?   Spending time with family or friends?  Gathering in a sacred space?  Going out with friends?  Enjoying the company of yourself or someone special? … Continue reading

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BEDTIME GRATITUDE ~ Day 18

While attending a conference in Vancouver, Canada, one of the speakers, Caroline Myss, had a brilliant suggestion for restful sleep, and pre-programming for a blissful day when you wake. She suggested we take 5 minutes before sleep to consider all … Continue reading

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MOVING BEYOND GRIEVANCES ~ Day 15

Humans are powerful creatures, we are born with a remarkable ability to discern our environment as well as the  people surrounding us. A small child has no issue conveying his/her needs to their parent. It may take a few attempts … Continue reading

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THIS OR BETTER – Day 13

Asking for and wanting a specific Person, Place or Thing is part of who we are as humans. We are set on this earth to move forward, to evolve, accomplish our goals, achieve our highest desires, to give and receive … Continue reading

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THE REWARDS OF GRATITUDE – Day ~ 12

 Better Quality of Life: The Rewards of GratitudeBy Taryn Galewind You have the daily gift of 86,400 seconds to spend as you will—and you can almost certainly afford one second for gratitude. Meister Eckhart von Hochheim, a German philosopher and … Continue reading

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IF YOU ARE GRATEFUL ~ YOU ARE NOT FEARFUL – Day ~ 11

 Today I was searching YouTube for an interesting talk for you on this the half-way point on our 21 Days to Cultivating Gratitude. Something you should know about me, I have a geeky side and I just LOVE TedTalks. I’m even involved … Continue reading

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REEVALUATE GRATITUDE Day ~ 8

Today let’s review our Gratitude List. If you haven’t made a list of what you are Grateful for, I’ll give you a few minutes…… Consider the words you placed on the original list. Do they resonate with who you are … Continue reading

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PRACTICING POSITIVITY ~ Day 5

                      Practicing Positivity in your Words, Thoughts and Actions Positivity ~ is a word that has been overused in our society. Remember when you were young and you’d repeat a … Continue reading

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GRATITUDE QUOTES ~ Day 4

Good Morning Sunday….. I have to admit this Cultivating Gratitude exercise has been a surprising challenge for me. In my mind I thought writing and researching this 21 day project would be a piece of cake. Life is funny how it … Continue reading

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TAKING STOCK ~ Day 2

                                                         TAKING STOCK Cultivating Gratitude can be tricky business. Two crucial things to know … Continue reading

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5 Steps to CULTIVATING GRATITUDE ~ Day 1

#1 ~ Take Stock of your blessing: Make a list of what you are grateful for today. Keep it with you and add to it through out the day. Consider blessings in your family, your friends, business, people who help … Continue reading

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21 DAYS TO CULTIVATING GRATITUDE

Last night I gave a speech for a group of open-hearted men and women I called Cultivating Gratitude. What came of this speech was an idea for Italian Living.  21 Days To Cultivating Gratitude….   For me, every lesson that has … Continue reading

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